Follow just a few simple steps to make perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs! The yolks are tender and perfect and NO GREEN INSIDE, EVER! Eggs are a great way to load up on protein. Eat hard boiled eggs with a sprinkling of salt or slice and add them to your next salad!
Making hard-boiled eggs was one of the first cooking tricks I taught myself. Because perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs are SO DELICIOUS and so versatile. We’ve all eaten eggs that have been boiled for far too long, with a green rim lining a hardened yolk. <<— I only had to experience that situation once or twice before I set out on a quest to make the most perfect hard-boiled egg I could make.
It is so super easy to make a batch of perfect eggs and they can be eaten for breakfast, a healthy snack or throw them into your next salad. Below you will find both a super quick instructional video showing you how to make your own batch of perfect hard-boiled eggs, as well as step-by-step instructions with photos!
Time to get these healthy little meal or snack into your hands. Let’s start with your kitchen and then you’ll see how easy it is to come up with the perfect protein in a ball.
HOW TO MAKE PERFECT HARD BOILED EGGS
STEP 1 – PLACE EGGS IN SAUCEPAN FILLED WITH WATER
Place desired amount of eggs in a saucepan (use as many as you want as long as they remain in a single layer) filled with water. The water should reach approximately 1 inch above the tops of the eggs.
STEP 2 – BRING TO A BOIL
Bring the water to a rolling boil over high heat.
STEP 3 – REMOVE FROM HEAT AND COVER
Once you have boiling water, immediately turn off the heat, remove the pan from heat source and place a cover on the pan. Set a timer for 15 minutes.
STEP 4 – PLACE EGGS IN AN ICE BATH
A couple minutes before your timer beeps, prepare an ice bath. (An ice bath is just a bowl of ice water). Transfer the eggs to the ice bath.
Let the eggs sit in the ice bath for a minute or two. You can skip this step if desired and instead run the eggs under cold water. It is important that the eggs stop cooking and the way to do that is to expose them to sudden cold, whichever route you go.
STEP 5 – PEEL OR REFRIGERATE
At this point your eggs are perfectly hard-boiled underneath their shells. Either peel the eggs immediately or refrigerate without peeling.
RECIPE TIPS: MAKE PERFECT HARD BOILED EGGS
When peeled immediately after cooking, hard-boiled eggs will stay fresh in the fridge for 5 days. Unpeeled, hard-boiled eggs will stay fresh in the fridge for 7 days. Please don’t try freezing them, for they will become tough and rubbery. If you wanted to harvest the yolks, those are able to be frozen and used later.
If you have a pressure cooker, try making your next batch of hard-boiled eggs in an Instant Pot!
Use eggs straight from the fridge! No need to bring to room temperature first.
It is easier to peel hard-boiled eggs immediately after they’ve been cooked.
Older eggs tend to be easier to peel once they’ve been in the hot water, so feel free to use the pack of eggs in the back of your fridge and leave the fresh eggs for other recipes.
WAYS TO USE HARD-BOILED EGGS
Slice or chop hard-boiled eggs and throw them into your next chopped salad!
Make a batch of Deviled Eggs for your next gathering.
Add them to potato salad!
Eat as a healthy snack, with a sprinkling of salt and pepper.
Hand them to family members who need a delicious on-the-go breakfast.
Egg salad sandwiches are the perfect way to use up hard-boiled eggs. Place it on a piece of toasted bread, load up a brioche bun with your mayonnaise and egg mixture or put it on a English muffin.
HOW MANY HARD-BOILED EGGS CAN YOU EAT A DAY
As a good source of protein and full of healthy fats, enjoy an egg a day, or maybe two if you really enjoy them!
HARD BOILED VS SOFT BOILED EGGS
This recipe is to help you make a great hard-boiled eggs that are cooked so that the egg white and egg yolk both solidify. On the flip side, soft-boiled eggs may have a yolk and the white partially liquid and raw.
HOW LONG ARE EGGS GOOD FOR?
When properly stored in the refrigerator, eggs can be used 5 weeks after the sell date listed on the carton. The sooner they are used, the fresher they will be.
HOW MANY CALORIES IN AN EGG?
1 large egg contains approximately 72 calories.
HOW MUCH PROTEIN IN AN EGG?
1 large egg contains approximately 6 grams of protein.
HOW MANY CARBS IN AN EGG?
1 large egg contains approximately 0.6 grams of carbohydrates.
CAN DOGS EAT EGGS?
When thoroughly, eggs are a nutritious and delicious snack for dogs. They are even sometimes used to help settle digestive systems for canines.
WHAT TO SERVE FOR BRUNCH AT HOME
Brunch is one of my favorite things in the world. I mean, we’re talking meat, pancakes, eggs, all the savory breakfast foods AND all the sugar-laden treats, as well. We have veggies and sandwiches and wraps and quiche and pot roast and soup and the list goes on and on. Brunch contains the best collection of foods on the planet, which is why it is so popular among the masses. And we can’t forget that alcohol is totally acceptable at brunches, too! Woo!
Here is just a tiny sampling of my favorite brunch fare:
Homemade Bagels – Make homemade bagels using only 5 ingredients and in 20 minutes from start to finish! NO YEAST or rising or waiting required. These easy bagels are soft, flavorful and taste great with savory or sweet toppings. I love sprinkling Everything But the Bagel Seasoning over the tops!
Blueberry Muffins – You have just met your new go-to Blueberry Muffin recipe! These muffins turn out great every time, they are moist and totally packed with blueberries. These are the PERFECT treat to adorn your brunch spread!
Breakfast Pizza – Like brunch itself, this recipe is a combo of two types of meals, making it the perfect brunch fare. Pizza combined with eggs, spinach, bacon and goat cheese? Yes, please!
BEST Breakfast Casserole – I have been making (and perfecting) this breakfast casserole for YEARS and it is one of my all-time favorite breakfast foods. This is perhaps my favorite thing ever to make for brunches. It is a massive hit every single time!
Mixed Berry Croissant Breakfast Bake – Transform French Toast into a Mixed Berry Croissant Breakfast Bake! The croissants add such a delicious buttery texture. Let it sit in the fridge overnight so it is ready to bake the next day!
Ham Bone Split Pea Soup – Ham, split peas and an assortment of delicious carrots, peas and celery are the perfect combo in this hearty, comforting and traditional soup. A truly savory soup will satisfy and fill you up.
Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches – These delicious, baked Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches are bursting with flavor and gooey cheese! They are super easy to throw together and always get devoured by the masses.
Hummus Veggie Wraps – Smear hummus inside of a wrap and stuff it with veggies to create a healthy, meatless brunch option! These do NOT lack flavor!
Lemon Drops – This is my favorite drink to enjoy for any occasion. It is the perfect brunch cocktail because it is light, lemony and delicious! It is sure to impress guests. Use honey simple syrup for a less sweet version.
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes – These are the perfect brunch side dish. Two delicious types of cheese transform these potatoes into a creamy, flavorful comfort food.
Slow Cooker Hot Creamy Corn – This Hot Corn Dip is ADDICTING! Bacon and green chiles give this dish the kick is needs. Sprinkle some cilantro into the cheesy corn dish for a perfect brunch dish. Serve it with chips or crackers or solo as a creamy side. Either way, it’ll be the most popular dish at the feast!
How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
- 6 eggs or as many as you need to hard boil, as long as they stay in a single layer in the bottom of the pan
- Place desired amount of eggs in a saucepan (use as many as you want as long as they remain in a single layer) filled with water. The water should reach approximately 1 inch above the tops of the eggs.
- Bring the water to a rolling boil over high heat.
- Immediately remove the pan from heat source and place a cover on the pan. Set a timer for 15 minutes.
- A couple minutes before your timer beeps, prepare an ice bath. Transfer the eggs to the ice bath.
- Let the eggs sit in the ice bath for a minute or two. You can skip this step if desired and instead run the eggs under cold water. It is important that the eggs stop cooking and the way to do that is to expose them to sudden cold, whichever route you go.
- At this point your eggs are perfectly hard-boiled underneath their shells. Either peel immediately or refrigerate without peeling.